Police: Fireworks calls on rise; they are illegal except on July 3-4 with permit

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Fireworks on the July 3 and 4 are legal but only if you have a permit. (Courtesy photo)

ROCHESTER - Rochester Police reported on Friday they have received more than a dozen fireworks complaints in the last couple of weeks, and since the 4th of July weekend is approaching, want everyone to know the pyrotechnics are in violation of a city ordinance except on July 3 and July 4 with a city permit.

Under Rochester City Ordinance Chapter 75, "No display of permissible fireworks shall be permitted within the City except between the hours of 6-11 p.m. on those two evenings."

Residents who want to have fireworks on those two nights must apply to the city for a permit.

The complete City Ordinance, Chapter 75: Fires and Fire Safety, can be accessed utilizing the following link: or on the Rochester Police Department's Website, or

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